Consonant inventory of infants aged 0-6 months

Gregory, Adele, Tabain, Marija, and Robb, Michael (2014) Consonant inventory of infants aged 0-6 months. In: Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology. pp. 224-227. From: 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, 2-5 December 2014, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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This paper examines the phonetic (consonant) inventory of four Australian infants during a six-month longitudinal study before the onset of babbling. By studying the developmental trends associated with the use of laryngeal consonants it shows that these articulations decrease in proportion across the course of the study as the infants gradually learn the sound patterns of Australian English and demonstrate the ability (cognitive and muscular co-ordination) to experiment with more oral articulations. In addition, other areas of laryngeal function such as voicing show developmental patterns that when combined with the consonant repertoire provide a broader picture of laryngeal use in infant vocalisations.

Item ID: 50223
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISSN: 1039-0227
Keywords: phonetic inventory, infant, laryngeal
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2017 02:10
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200404 Laboratory Phonetics and Speech Science @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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